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Man Fined For Pretending To Be A Ghost In A Graveyard

Thursday 7th August 2014

A man has been fined for pretending to be a ghost in a cemetery.

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Anthony Stallard pleaded guilty at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court to using threatening or abusive words or behaviour likely to cause distress.

The court heard that the 24-year-old had been out drinking with friends when they went to Kingston Cemetery in Portsmouth.

A Hampshire Police spokesman said: "The witnesses reported the group engaging in rowdy behaviour and one of them throwing their arms in the air and saying 'woooooo'."

Stallard, of Alverstone Road, Southsea, Hampshire, was fined 35 and ordered to pay a 20 victim surcharge and 20 in costs.

He was also given an extra three months added to a conditional charge for a previous charge of harassment which he was found to be in breach of.

A charge of causing criminal damage to the gravestones against Stallard was dismissed.